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Antibody Treatment Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Decline

New research suggests that a damaged protein, caused by severe head injury, may be behind degenerative brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Investigators have developed an antibody treatment that may some day be used to prevent or reverse the decline. Investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, are the first to show that a normal brain protein, called tau, becomes misshapen in traumatic brain injury, destroying healthy brain tissue. The...

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